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ambassador jim jones joining us at the top of the next hour. to talk about torture under george w. bush. speaking about george w. bush, a lot of comments on the bush library. bella says a library for what. for a coloring book or a pop-up pop-up -- picture book? i get it. this is a library to teach you how to read an upside down picture book. and on the senate, rick owning suggests i think somebody needs to start a campaign featuring unwanted posters. mugshots of senators and with a record of their votes against the public wishes like on the gun bill last week. good point! i like that. it is the "full court press" on tuesday morning. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> bill: what do you say friends and neighbors? good morning, it is tuesday april 23rd. great to see you today. thank you so much for joining us here on the "full court press" on current tv. your morning roundup of the news of the day. and your morning town hall where you get a chance to speak out and sound off and express your opinion about what's going on here in our nation's capital around the country or around the globe. we'll bring you
the debt ceiling multiple times for reagan, multiple times for george w. bush. john boehner forced this thing through the house. >> the irony is it is the republicans who didn't want to raise taxes on their constituents, especially the upper class. so they're now -- these people are trapped in airports. they have to buy chocolate bars that cost more than -- [ laughter ] >> i like it though because when you're sitting around the airport doing nothing you're stimulating the congressional experience. >> it is frightening. smaller government meant like less waste not cutting you know wasteful federal workers who, i don't know, keep planes from hitting each other! >> john: small government means you have to spend more time shopping at at tunes. -- at altitunes. >> the average person takes a plane once every three or four years. >> you were talking about the research. also nuclear waste is being cut. we're not even getting rid of stuff that's going to kill our children and grandchildren. >> john: that's a good point. what other government services do you guys worry about that aren't gett
a long history under wayne lapierre of hostility to law enforcements. former president george h.w. bush, a lifelong nra member resigned when wayne lapierre referred to the federal agents investigating that awful crime that killed 178 americans as jack footed thugs. >> michael: and they get so upset when the president or frankly anyone who is arguing for gun control appears with any police officers or anybody with law enforcement. they get so bent out of shape about that. it's so frustrating when i see that. david, you compare it to what would have happened, as you just said, if the suspects had poisoned food, for example, or shot people, how much easier would it have been to find them this it been a poisoning? it took a number of days to figure out to trace these things. given logistics and radio tagging and other things we could do a much better job tracing many things but in particular i don't see any argument that we should not be able to trace guns. although the nar fights that furiously, or explosive materials. >> michael: explain to me, then, why they would be motivated to keep fr
history and you're comparing -- whatever. you'll be happy to know george w. bush says he's comfortable with his legacy on the iraq war. >> so he's the one. >> he would be the one. he said he was comfortable with his decision making regarding the iraq war. so, i feel better. i'm confident the decisions were made the right way. it is easy to forget what life was like when the decision was made. oh, no we remember exactly what life was like. >> we into you that iraq had nothing to do with 9-11. >> stephanie: yeah. i was talking to a friend yesterday about how -- that was really a bad period for -- you know, because i was visiting a friend in utah and mormon and utah, an amazing person. she had fox news on when i walked in. i was like oh, no! it was during the war. you started -- we started chatting. she's like well, you know, he has weapons of mass destruction and we had to -- i was like -- >> no! >> i was working -- at a right-wing station at that time and i remember saying to my fellow producers um, can someone please explain to me what iraq has to do with 9-11? i think i stunned them i
... >> this is the "full court press." >> quick check of the headlines here. former president george w. bush is enjoying spending his time painting and he's enjoying hearing what other people think about his paintings. he said that to the "dallas morning news." people are surprised to see his work but also "some people are surprised i can even read." he says he enjoys bursting the stereotypes, he's taking the painting class once a week. read the book "painting as a pastime" by winston churchill for inspiration. >> bill: well, peter there you go, you've been critical, skeptical about the president. >> i know, i have. >> bill: painting cat and dogs. >> maybe he's on to something here. >> the next picasso. >> i'm actually stunned to learn he can read. >> the anne frank house in the netherlands is defending justin bieber after he wrote in their guest book that he hoped anne frank would have been one of his belieber fans. the museum released a statement saying people need to focus on the positive here. what is special is that a 19-year-old spent an hour at a museum on a friday night when he could have been d
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